The IRS no longer publishes a refund "cycle chart" that predicts when refund checks will be issued. Instead, it allows taxpayers to check the progress of their return up to the point the refund is issued. The data is only updated daily, usually overnight, so don't bother to check more than once a day. Here's how to track your refund.
Generally, you will need your social security number(s), the amount of your requested refund, and maybe the title/number of the tax form that your filed. All of that data is available on your tax return.
So, if you have a copy of your return handy, let's get started:
Check the status of your IRS refund (Go to option #3)
Here is the IRS video that describes the process: